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Unknown Bust, [Terra Cotta]

Terra cotta head of unknown woman on light colored travertine base. Signed "M Fredericks 30" on back.

Adelbert Akusy, [Bronze]

Bronze head of Adelbert Akusy with black patina mounted on brown marble base. No signiture, but inside of bronze is a label that reads: "C.M.A. TUB 3589/47"

Jean Raseman, [Bronze]

Bronze head of girl (Jean Raseman) with green patina on black marble base. The girl has braids in her hair.

Marion Kirk, Daughter of Arthur Nevill Kirk [Bronze]

Portrait of Marion Kirk (Daughter of Author Nevill Kirk), 1933
Bronze, cast 1933

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Marshall M. Fredericks

Arthur Nevill Kirk (1881 1958) executed the metalwork for Christ Church Cranbrook, taught at Cranbrook School, and was director of the metal workshop at Cranbrook Academy of Art between 1927 and 1933. …

Victor Anderson (AKA Vincent) [Bronze]

Bronze portrait bust of Victor Anderson mounted on light colored travertine base. The patina is dark brown.

German Philosopher [Bronze]

Portrait of a German Philosopher, 1931
Bronze, cast before 1961

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Marshall M. Fredericks

Fredericks never identified by name the German philosopher he portrayed during his travel and study in Germany following the months he spent as an assistant in the studio of Carl Milles in Stockholm. In 1991 he indicated that…

Nobuji Yoshida [Bronze]

"Many will recall the "Portrait of A Japanese," a bronze by young Marshall Fredericks which took the first prize for sculpture in the May show at the Cleveland Museum of Art last Spring. The inspiration for the head came from a Japanese student with whom he had lived while studying abroad. Both were scholarship winners. Mr. Fredericks had…

Russell Barnett Aitken, [Terra Cotta]

Russell Barnett Aitken, 1929
Terra cotta, modeled 1929

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Marshall M. Fredericks

Aitken was a student with Fredericks at the Cleveland School of Art. Fredericks was enrolled there 1928 1930. This is one of the earliest portrait busts known by Fredericks. He modeled the naturalistic portrayal in terra cotta, which…

Chinese Actress [Bronze]

Portrait of a Chinese Actress, 1933
Bronze, cast 1933

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Marshall M. Fredericks

The identity of the "Chinese Actress" is unknown. Fredericks gave the sculpture this title. She is probably someone he met through his work at Cranbrook Educational Community in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, where he assisted Carl Milles…

Front view of "Nobuji Yoshida" (Portrait of a Japanese)

Fredericks completed this sculpture after graduation from the Cleveland School of Art while traveling and studying in Germany in 1931. The subject appears to have been a Japanese student Fredericks met in Europe.